Activist seeks ‘Justice for Lavon King’ five months after unarmed black 20-year-old killed by JCPD

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Jersey City Anti-Violence Coalition Movement founder Pamela Johnson reminded the City Council of the fatal shooting of Lavon King by a Jersey City police officer on June 24 and is still a pending investigation.

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In the aftermath of a grand jury’s decision not to indict Ferguson, Missouri police officer Darren Wilson for the shooting death of Michael Brown, Jersey City Anti-Violence Coalition Movement founder Pamela Johnson reminded the City Council of the fatal shooting of Lavon King by a Jersey City police officer over the summer.

Ward A Councilman Frank Gajewski, a former Jersey City police chief, labeled the incident a homicide.

As Johnson noted, unlike other police involved shootings, no information about the officer has been released. As well, King’s autopsy has yet to be made public, which West District Police Captain Michael Kelly claimed would be at a community meeting in late July when questioned by a resident in attendance.

Kelly also suggested that the death of King and Jersey City Police Officer Melvin Santiago were “linked.”

In addition, at King’s funeral, a relative disputed the police account of what had occurred the day he was shot and killed.

Calls seeking comment on this story were not returned by the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office.